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#1 666philb

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 06:06 PM

This is a nice tip i read somewhere....... for online banking use a live linux cd!
No rootkits, No trojans, No key loggers, just a fresh clean operating system everytime!

Any will do, but here's a nice one,.......
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distri....0/lupu-500.iso


edit... the links for puppy linux

Edited by 666philb, 19 May 2010 - 08:21 PM.


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#2 Taomech

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 06:25 AM

This is a good idea and I think an American bank was thinking of implementing it. However, if the banks implement this idea it presents more problems.

The current model is that banks will offer LiveCds with linux at their branches, which users use to access their bank account. There is still a problem with this. It only takes a disgruntled employee a few minutes to burn his own LiveCD with malware and then slip it in the pile at the bank. Hopefully someone will find a way to fix this security concern.

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 11:51 AM

You were probably looking at RedDawn's post 2 here

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/323226/security-setup-for-online-banking/

Also look at his post 2 here

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/top...ml#entry1796073
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Posted 14 June 2010 - 02:52 PM

Sorry boopme but I don't think I was.
I think it was in an article on Slashdot a while back but I cannot find it.

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 02:58 PM

OK, no problemmo... Redawn's articles are quite good tho.
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Posted 14 June 2010 - 03:35 PM

I do agree with you there. Having read them, they seem comprehensive and offer some interesting ideas and methods.

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 04:35 AM

This is a good idea and I think an American bank was thinking of implementing it. However, if the banks implement this idea it presents more problems.

The current model is that banks will offer LiveCds with linux at their branches, which users use to access their bank account. There is still a problem with this. It only takes a disgruntled employee a few minutes to burn his own LiveCD with malware and then slip it in the pile at the bank. Hopefully someone will find a way to fix this security concern.

Thanks,
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That's easily fixed by adding a cryptographic signature. One can change the contents of the CD by only a single bit and the signature will fail to validate. Using public key cryptographic methods means that only the person(s) with access to the private key will be able to sign the CD's image.




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